In order to receive your certificate of completion from the NSHCS and be able to register with the Academy for Healthcare Science you need to complete three things:

Completion of OneFile including sign off by assessor

The completion date for 2020 is Monday 21st September at 5pm.

Completion of the academic component

Please upload your transcript to OneFile

Passing the final exam (OSFA)

You will undertake the OSFA in the summer of your final year of the programme. You will be automatically invited to appropriate OSFA training session.

If you wish to defer OSFA attendance due to circumstances beyond your control, the Training Officer or Employer Sponsor must contact nshcs.curriculum@hee.nhs.uk in a timely manner. Please provide details of the anticipated change to OSFA attendance.

If you withdraw from the OSFA process after confirming attendance and/or fail to notify us of your intention to defer the OSFA prior to booking, no refund will be given and the resit fee will apply to the access another OSFA session.

To resist the OSFA, the number of stations required for the ASP programme must be completed and will be charged at the rate of £170 per OSFA station.

Find out more about the OSFAs here:

Objective Structured Final Assessment (OSFA)